Tip sign expeiment

LVRed777

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I'd been mulling over putting a tip sign in my car for a while and after several days of really crappy tips decided to try it (picture attached). Maybe to start some conversation, maybe to enlighten the pax that we can accept tips. First day, no one asked or talked about it. I got an ok amount of tips, especially for a day with a lot of short rides. And not everyone tipped, nor did I expect everyone to just because I had a sign. There were a couple of rides I knew wouldn't tip from the start, and another that did tip and surprised me. A couple of people who sat in front didn't even see the sign. We'll see how it goes.
 

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Thunder Road

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I like it LVRed777. Been using something quite similar since the news came out that mentioning to riders that it is okay to tip. My experience has been an
increase in tips overall. You might want to get it laminated at OD - under $2
or it will get torn off in no time.....just a thought. Ratings have not been affected.
 

LVRed777

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I like it LVRed777. Been using something quite similar since the news came out that mentioning to riders that it is okay to tip. My experience has been an
increase in tips overall. You might want to get it laminated at OD - under $2
or it will get torn off in no time.....just a thought. Ratings have not been affected.
I figured on getting it laminated after the "trial" period.
 

Azazel

Active Member
Leading to deactivation happens in several ways. Passengers who are conditioned/brainwashed into thinking the tip is included in the fare will rate you low. Need I say more?
Why if his rating falls he can just remove it and it'll go back up. Most people only rate you low if you dont pick them up were they are a non tipper wont care if you have a sign and it informs riders who think a tip is included to know better
 

Demon

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A non issue after the out of court settlement with the Boston law firm about 6 weeks ago.
That's when I put mine up - it simply says: "Tips Appreciated".
I might remove the 5 stars. A passenger might come to the conclusion that the only way to get a 5 star rating is to leave a tip.
 

Ubbs

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I was out Sunday and did 16 trips. Not one tip. Saturday, less then $10.

Uber did improve 1 thing yesterday. I got a 2.1x surge at the Tropicana. They do notice when we boycott pick up spots. Keep boycotting the airport pickups!!!
 

dpthree

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Good Tippers are going to Tip regardless. Everyone knows that a tip is a sign of appreciate for good service. Cheap rideshare passengers love the service because Uber gives them the "out" to not tip, so they have no qualms about not tipping us. Or they hear the radio ads "Make $35 an hour in your spare time driving for UBER" and they get this bitter resentment in their minds towards us therefore they won't tip. $35/hour is a hell of a lot more than the avg person makes, even in a higher level corporate position, so they conveniently take this as an out to not tip because they think we're killing it making $1500 a week on these $3-5 rides back and forth to the airport from the strip.

The Uber customer, on average are the people complaining about slow drink service in a casino (when they don't tip their waitress) and leave a $3.42 tip on a $96.58 dinner bill just to make it an even $100.
 

Goodfella Bugsy

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I'd been mulling over putting a tip sign in my car for a while and after several days of really crappy tips decided to try it (picture attached). Maybe to start some conversation, maybe to enlighten the pax that we can accept tips. First day, no one asked or talked about it. I got an ok amount of tips, especially for a day with a lot of short rides. And not everyone tipped, nor did I expect everyone to just because I had a sign. There were a couple of rides I knew wouldn't tip from the start, and another that did tip and surprised me. A couple of people who sat in front didn't even see the sign. We'll see how it goes.
LoL, you're begging...hahaha
 

Yomann

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Leading to deactivation happens in several ways. Passengers who are conditioned/brainwashed into thinking the tip is included in the fare will rate you low. Need I say more?
11 weeks into the tip box and sign.
Check my ratings every week; no difference.
Still at 4.84 overall for the past 500 rides.
 
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